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Courses being tested – A fine mornings foraging

Last Friday a band a foragers led by Chris Westgate, our foraging tutor, left Vale House Kitchen to stroll through the Somerset countryside and see what edible delights the fields and hedgerows had to offer. The 3 hour walk crossed meadows, went through woodland and along babbling brooks and enabled Chris to share her vast knowledge of wild foods that people often overlook. The highlight was a picnic underneath an oak tree with delights made by Chris from her company…

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Building conversion well under way

It is a little over 3 weeks since the builders started here at Vale House Kitchen and it is amazing to watch how the building changes on a daily basis. What was a small stone outbuilding is undergoing a transformation into a bespoke country skills and cookery school. Currently there is no roof and the floors to what will be the upper teaching kitchen have disappeared. Looking up through the floor joists this morning it made us think how good…

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